Bleak Magic

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Bleak Magic
Bleak Magic in Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong
Level code 2-BOSS
World Primate Plains
Game Donkey Kong Land III
Boss Bleak
Music track Big Boss Blues
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Bleak Magic is the boss level of Primate Plains, the second world of Donkey Kong Land III. Its name is a pun on black magic. In order to proceed to Blackforest Plateau, the Kongs must defeat Bleak. Unlike in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, there is no special gimmick to Bleak's boss battle, though he retains his ability to shoot giant snowballs out of his hat.


The fight takes place in a snowfield. There is a cabin on the right which serves as a platform for the Kongs to stand on. Bleak stands on the left side of the battlefield and does not move from this position.

Bleak attacks by launching snowballs out of his hat in an arc. After firing a few snowballs, a barrel will appear on top of the cabin and Bleak will start hopping in place. The barrel must be thrown at Bleak's chest to damage him. After taking damage, Bleak will fire three snowballs in quick succession before resuming his normal attack pattern. The more damage Bleak has taken, the longer it takes for the barrel to spawn, and his snowballs also fire more quickly. He takes four hits to go down and drops a Bonus Coin when defeated.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆきのかいじん ブリーク
Yuki no kaijin Burīku
Snow Phantom Bleak